North Korea formally rejected an unanimous UN Security Council resolution calling on it to end its unpopular nuclear arms program on March 9, claiming that the sanctions would instead cause the DPRK to increase its arms capacity by a "thousand times."
SEOUL — Thursday's threat is a significant step up from the rhetoric over the past month. Observers are debating the significance of its origin from the foreign ministry as opposed to the military, a major power in North Korean politics that typically launches such threats.
SEOUL — Dennis Rodman is part of a grander, gradual change that State Department bureaucrats have been trying — and failing — to achieve for two decades in North Korea. He’s the latest in a line of artists, musicians, scientists and athletes to visit this “hermit state,” helping to open the Asian dictatorship to the world.